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Common Core-Tech Divide
In this April 30, 2015 photo, Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, take the Common Core-aligned standardized tests. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)
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Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials

The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at Burlington County College Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Pemberton, N.J. Christie is backing away from the use of Common Core school standards, saying the system isn't working for students in New Jersey.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at Burlington County College Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Pemberton, N.J. Christie is backing away from the use of Common Core school standards, saying the system isn't working for students in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Christie backing away from Common Core in New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling for an end to the Common Core standards in New Jersey, saying that the system isn't working for students in the state.

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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.

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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, practice test books at Morgan Elementary School South in Stockport, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ty Wright, File)
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Senate panel passes bills affecting standardized tests

A ban on standardized tests in kindergarten through the second grade has come one step closer to becoming law.

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Common Core-Tech Divide
In this April 30, 2015 photo, Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, take the Common Core-aligned standardized tests. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)
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Online Common Core testing lays bare tech divide in schools

Nestled between mountains 60 miles from the nearest city, students at Cuyama Valley High School use Internet connections about one-tenth the minimum speed recommended for the modern U.S. classroom.

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PARCC test – New Jersey struggles to address opt outs

New Jersey does not have a statewide regulation for how to handle students who opt out of taking standardized tests like the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam. The chairman of the Assembly Education Committee said that is unacceptable.

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Official, lawmakers agree on weighting PARCC for teachers

Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Democratic lawmakers have reached an agreement on how much the results of new standardized tests will count in teachers' performance reviews.

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PARCC warning -14 percent of NJ 11th graders opt out of controversial test

Between 3 and 14 percent of the state's public school students have opted out of a newly implemented standardized test, New Jersey's top education official said Wednesday.

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Bill would let New Jersey parents opt out of tests

Parents might be able to allow their children to opt out of taking standardized tests in New Jersey schools.

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Common Core – School standards initiated by a coalition of governors

Even though they're unsure about what it is or what it does, plenty of New Jersey residents have been quick to attack the Common Core education standards adopted by the state.

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